उदयपुर को स्वच्छ बनाने के लिए निगम कर रहा है यह प्रयास

नगर निगम की बुधवार को हुई बैठक में शहर को साफ़-सुथरा बनाने के लिए कई मुद्दों पर चर्चा हुई और सुझाव भी रखे गए। उप-महापौर एवं स्वास्थ समिति अध्यक्ष पारस सिंघवी की अध्यक्षता में हुई इस बैठें में सभी समिति अध्यक्षों ने अपने-अपने विचार प्रस्तुत किये।

स्वच्छ उदयपुर के लिए निम्न प्रस्तावों को लिया गया:

  • शहर के छोटी व तंग गलियों और ऊँची घाटियों वाले इलाक़ों से में कचरा संग्रन के लिए 500 हाथ-गाड़िया लगाई जायेगी।
  • नगर निगम की सीमा के बाहर कोई भी सफाईकर्मी अपनी सेवाएं नहीं देगा।
  • वार्ड पार्षद और जमादार मिल कर तय करेंगें की वार्ड में कितने सफाईकर्मियों की ज़रूरत है।
  • शहर के होटलों और रेस्टोरेंट्स की नयी सूची बनाई जाएगी और लाइसेंस की जांच की जाएगी।
  • जो ज़मीनें अभी खली पड़ी हैं उसकी सफाई निगम करवाएगा और नियमन के बाद भूखंडधारी से पैसे लिए जायेंगे।
  • जो कर्मचारी लगन और ईमानदारी से काम कर सम्बंधित इलाक़े की सफ़ाई की सुचारु व्यवस्था रखेगा, उसे एक लाख रुपए से पुरस्कृत किया जाएगा।
  • कचरा संग्रहण के वहां चालक वर्दी में कचरा संग्रहण के लिए जायेंगे।
  • सार्वजनिक शौचालयों की सफाई पर नियमित कार्य किया जायेगा।

उदयपुर को स्वच्छ बनाने के लिए नगर निगम के इन प्रयासों में हम भी अपना योगदान दे सकतें हैं।

अपने इलाक़े में काम करने वाले सफ़ाईकर्मी को प्रोत्साहित करें ताकी वो अपना काम मेहनत और लगन से करे और इनाम का हक़दार बने साथ ही हमारा शहर भी साफ़ बने।

Ease of Living Index: How liveable is Udaipur?

Udaipur Smart City Limited (USCL) is encouraging the citizens to participate in the ongoing survey on Ease of Living Index. The digital survey would record the residents’ perception regarding various services and facilities in their respective cities.

The survey has begun from February 1 would continue till February 29.

USCL is making serious efforts to encourage Udaipurites to participate in the on-going survey. The participants will be able to give their feedback on the basic facilities like affordability for housing and quality education, the supply of water and electricity, health services, sanitation, public transportation etc.

Udaipur Smart City Limited along with the Municipal Corporation of Udaipur will be approaching educational institutions, public and private offices, voluntary organisations to spread awareness about the survey. According to Municipal Corporation Commissioner, Ankit Kumar Singh, the survey result would help in planning future projects for city improvements.

The survey aims to quantify the ease of living for citizens living in the participating cities on the 3 parameters – the quality of life, economic ability and sustainability. Each of these carries 35%, 15% and 20% share in the survey respectively.

Besides various other data reports, citizen perception is carrying 30% weightage in measuring the quality of life in various cities through this index.

To participate in the survey, click on the link below:
https://eol2019.org/Citizenfeedback

Udaipur Government Hospital sets up a special ward for coronavirus patients

A 14-bed special ward for coronavirus patients has been set up at Maharana Bhupal Government Hospital under RNT Medical College to deal with any emergency situation. Although no confirmed case has been reported yet The ward was opened based on instructions from the state medical and health department.

A control room has been established in the ward where people can collect all information related to the disease. The special ward in the hospital is prepared with all the necessary equipment including masks, oxygen meters, ventilators, suction apparatus etc.

According to the sources, the Principal of RNT Medical College, Dr Lakhan Poswal informed that the hospital is ready to deal with any emergency situation. The special ward in the hospital has other chambers attached to it for the convenience of the patients.

Besides, the tourism department has also raised alert among the hotels and homestays to keep an eye on tourists travelling from abroad or any coronavirus suspect.

Looking at the inflow of tourist coming from abroad especially from China, the department has been asked to report any suspicious case to the hospital control room so that timely action can be taken.

According to the tourism department, over 15 thousand tourists from China have visited Udaipur in the past three years.

Budget 2020 Highlights: At a glance

The Finance Minister of India, Nirmala Sitharaman presented her second Union Budget of the year 2020-21 in Parliament on 1st February 2020.

Sitharaman presented the Union Budget for the second time after Narendra Modi led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) returned to power.

The Union Budget of 2020-21 is primarily focusing on empowering the educational sector in the Financial Year 2020-21 and new education policy will be revealed soon for the same.

Sitharaman also proposed a new income tax slabs. Here are some highlights from the Union Budget 2020-21.

Taxable income slabs and corresponding tax rates:

  • Up to Rs. 5 lakh – Nil
  • Rs 5 lakh to Rs 7.5 lakh – 10%
  • Rs 7.5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh – 15%
  • Rs 10 lakh to Rs 12.5 lakh – 20%
  • Rs 12.5 lakh to Rs 15 lakh – 25%
  • Rs 15 lakh and above – 30%

Union Budget 2020 Highlights:

  • To simplify the tax system and lower tax rates, around 70 of more than 100 income tax deductions and exemptions have been removed.
  • Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT) is removed. Companies will not be required to pay DDT. Dividend to be taxed only at the hands of recipients, at applicable rates.
  • Cash reward system envisaged incentivising customers to seek invoice.
  • Tax on cooperative societies reduced to 22% without exemptions.
  • To end tax harassment, new taxpayer charter to be instituted.
  • Proposes to amend the Companies Act to bring criminal liability in certain areas.
  • Aadhaar-based verification of taxpayers is being introduced to weed out a dummy or non-existent units; instant online allotment of PAN on the basis of Aadhaar.
  • Registration of charity institutions to be made completely electronic, donations made to be pre-filled in IT return the form to claim exemptions for donations easily.
  • Tax holiday for affordable housing extended by 1 year.
  • Govt plans to sell part of its holding in Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) by way of Initial Public Offering.
  • Customs duty raised on footwear to 35% from 25% and on furniture goods to 25% from 20%.
  • Excise duty proposed to be raised on Cigarettes and other tobacco products, no change made in the duty rates of bidis.
  • Basic customs duty on imports of newsprint and light-weight coated paper reduced from 10% to 5%.
  • Customs duty rates revised on electric vehicles and parts of mobiles.
    5% health cess to be imposed on the imports of medical devices, except those exempt from BCD.
  • Lower customs duty on certain inputs and raw materials like a fuse, chemicals, and plastics.
  • Higher customs duty on certain goods like auto-parts, chemicals, etc. which are also being made domestically.
  • New Simplified return for GST from April 2020.
  • Start-ups with turnover up to Rs. 100 crore to enjoy a 100% deduction for 3 consecutive assessment years out of 10 years.
  • App-based invoice financing loans product to be launched, to obviate the problem of delayed payments and cash flow mismatches for MSMEs.
  • Depositor insurance to Rs 5 lakh from the current Rs 1 lakh to help bank depositors.
  • Banking Regulation Act to be amended to strengthen Cooperative banks.
  • New common entrance test for non-gazetted government jobs and public sector banks.
  • Special bridge courses to be designed by the Ministries of Health, and Skill Development to fulfil the demand for teachers, nurses, para-medical staff and caregivers abroad.
  • 5 new Smart Cities to be set up via the PPP model.
  • 100 more airports to be set up by 2024 to support UDAN scheme.
  • Accelerated development of highways will be undertaken; Delhi-Mumbai expressway and two other projects to be completed by 2023. Chennai-Bengaluru Expressway to be started.
  • NHAI to monetize 12 lots of highway bundles of over 6,000 km before 2024.
  • Young engineers and management graduates will be roped in for infrastructure projects under the Project Preparation Facility.
  • About Rs 22,000 crore already provided for supporting National Infrastructure Pipeline.
  • 5 archaeology sites to be developed for world-class museums
    Rakhigarhi (Haryana)
    Hastinapur (Uttar Pradesh)
    Shivsagar (Assam)
    Dholavira (Gujarat)
    Adichanallur (Tamil Nadu)
  • An Indian Institute of Heritage and Conservation under Ministry of Culture proposed; with the status of a deemed University.
  • 4 more museums from across the country to be taken up renovation and re-curation.
  • FM urges all states and UTs to replace conventional energy meters by pre-paid smart meters in 3 years, this will give consumers the freedom to choose supplier and rate as per their requirements.
  • More Tejas-like trains for tourists.
  • 150 new train to be introduced on a PPP basis; Four stations will also be redevelopment with the help of PPP.
  • US-like SAT exam to be held in African and Asian countries for benchmarking foreign candidates who wish to Study In India.
  • Degree-level full-fledged online education programme to be offered by institutes in the top 100 in the National Institutional Ranking Framework.
  • New Education Policy to be announced soon.
  • 150 higher educational institutions to start apprenticeship embedded degree/diploma courses by March 2021.

Budget Allocation to various sectors

  • Rs 3.37 lakh crore allocated as the defence budget.
  • Rs 1.6 lakh crore allocated to agriculture and irrigation.
  • Rs 1.23 lakh crore for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj.
  • Rs 4,400 crore for clean air.
  • Rs 53,700 crore for ST schemes.
  • Rs 1.7 lakh crore allocated to transportation.
  • Rs 2,500 crore for tourism promotion.
  • Rs.3150 crore proposed for Ministry of Culture for 2020-21.
  • Rs 22,000 crore allocated to power and renewable energy.
  • Rs 99,300 crore allocated for the education sector.
  • Rs 3,000 crore rupees for skill development.

8 year old Saivi Singh’s name registered in International Olympiad Hall of Fame

Eight-year-old Udaipur girl, Saivi Singh’s name has entered in the ‘Hall of Fame’ in International Science Olympiad. Saivi is the first student from Udaipur to get this achievement.

International Science Olympiad is a test of competency and proficiency in Science which is held annually at both National and International levels. Hall of Fame is awarded to those who set a record by competing with students from around the world.

Saivi had earlier set a record of 1443 stories telling by seeing the pictures. Besides, she is also the first one from Rajasthan to be selected as a ‘Team Squad’ for Amar Chitra Katha’s Tinkle Comic Studio.

Rajasthan State Transports Corporation will have 50 new buses running in the state

To boost the public transport facility in the state, Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) is launching 50 new buses to its fleet. Udaipur will get 5 new buses out of these 50.

The new buses are expected to hit the road in February.

The State Transport has waited for more than two and a half year to get revived with a set of the new fleet. State Roadways had released a tender of 876 new buses out of which 50 buses were to hit the road by January last week.

However, due to some technical issues, the delivery got delayed and now the buses will be available in February first week. The next set of buses are expected to come by the end of February or March first week.

Udaipur Roadways in a glance:

  • Total number of buses available: 105
  • Buses operating on various routes: 89
  • Buses in bad condition: 16
  • Total number of buses required in Udaipur: 108

Gayatri Seva Sansthan organising Bird Watching Tour on World Wetland Day

We often hear about wetlands but what are they actually?

Wetlands are land areas saturated or flooded with water, permanently or seasonally. They vary from natural wetlands like lakes, rivers, floodplains, mangroves, saltwater marshes to human-made like fish ponds, rice paddies or saltpans.

But the questions that arrive when we know about them is why are they so important to preserve?

Wetlands are important for us and the birds due to several reasons. During rains, they check the water from flowing away, so the water seeps down and the level of the underground does not go down. This, in turn, recharges wells and tube wells.

40% of the world’s plant and animal species live or breed in wetlands. Over 100,000 freshwater species have been identified in wetlands so far.

Wetlands are rich reservoirs of biodiversity. Loss of wetlands between 1970 and 2014 has declined the populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles by 60%. Also 25% of wetland species including water birds, freshwater-dependent mammals, marine turtles, and coral-reef- building species are threatened with extinction.

Our city Udaipur is blessed with a number of lakes which makes us one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the world. Among all, nine water bodies in Udaipur are yet to be declared as a wetland.

Wetland Udaipur

Udaipur wetlands are home to some 500 avian species including 150 varieties of migratory birds coming here in winters. The welfare of Udaipur depends on wetlands that provide water for irrigation and drinking. Lake strengthens the economy of the city with the help of tourism. 

Gayatri Seva Sansthan(GSS) is working since last 3 years towards this initiative to spread awareness among people through various events and have gained expertise over the subject. One such event will be organised on the 2nd of February 2020 at Mandali Village.

The event will invite tourist and localities from the city for bird watching and knowledge sharing sessions. Thousands of migratory birds travel from the faraway lands of Siberia in search of food and protection from the bitter cold, also birds from higher Himalayas and parts of Central Asia also flock in every year to enjoy the mild winters. The reason why they come here is that conditions at Mandali suits for their survival.

CEO of GSS Mr Chetan Pandey has always remained concerned about these wetlands and GSS has a big role to play for preserve Mandali watershed. Currently, GSS is directly implementing watershed programmes for 5590 acres of land in 18 villages.

For ensuring quality in planning and implementation of watershed projects, GSS is using Geospatial Technology through the application of modern tools of Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System (GIS). MBA students from NMIMS Mumbai have come to learn about the importance of wetlands and are actively working with GSS for the success of the event. Apart from this various academic institutions and NGOs from Udaipur will also honour this event with their presence.

If you want to be a part of the event, contact Mr Chetan Pandey at +91-9982617296.

Jaipur-Udaipur-Ahmedabad rail route identified as high-speed corridor

The Railways has identified six sections for high speed and semi-high speed rail corridors which also includes Jaipur-Udaipur-Ahmedabad sections.

High-speed corridors are those sections where trains can run at a speed of 300 km/hr. According to the Railway Board Chairman, V K Yadav, a detailed project report (DPR) will be ready on this project within a year’s time.

The Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed route will be joined with the new high-speed corridor.

The six sections for high-speed corridor include:

  • Delhi-Jaipur-Udaipur-Ahmedabad – 886 km
  • Delhi-Noida-Agra-Lucknow-Varanasi – 865
  • Mumbai-Nasik-Nagpur – 753 km
  • Mumbai-Pune-Hyderabad – 711 km
  • Chennai-Bangalore-Mysore – 435 km
  • Delhi-Chandigarh-Ludhiana-Jalandhar-Amritsar – 459 km

The detailed project report will study the feasibility of the project by checking the land availability, traffic potential and alignment. On the basis of these factors, the Railway Board will decide if the route is fit for the high-speed or semi-high-speed corridor.

भवन निर्माण की अनुमति अब ले सकतें हैं ऑनलाइन

नगर निगम भवन निर्माण अनुमति समिति की हाल ही में हुई बैठक में तय हुआ कि अब भवन निर्माण की अनुमति ऑनलाइन ही मिल जाएगी और यह अनुमति एक माह में दे दी जाएगी। नगर निगम जाना अब नहीं है अनिवार्य।

अबतक ऑनलाइन आवेदन के बाद भी निगम जाकर अनुमति लेनी हाेती थी। पर अब यह प्रक्रिया सरल कर दी जाएगी।

बैठक में यह भी तय हुआ कि जाे भी बिना अनुमति भवन निर्माण कराएगा उसके खिलाफ कार्रवाई की जाएगी। अब 21 दिन में बिना माैका निरीक्षण भी भवन निर्माण काे लेकर म्यूटेशन जारी किया जा सकेगा। पहले इस अवधि में माैका निरीक्षण जरूरी हाेता था।

वहीं लाेगाें की सुविधा काे देखते हुए यह निर्णय लिया गया कि अब हर माह में दाे बार बैठक हाेगी ताकि हर 15 दिन में फाइलाें का निस्तारण किया जा सके। भवन निर्माण की अनुमति हर हाल में एक माह में दे दी जाएगी।

समिति अध्यक्ष कोठारी ने बताया कि महापौर गोविंद सिंह टांक के निर्देश पर हुई बैठक में तय किया गया कि भवन निर्माण अनुमति देने की प्रक्रिया सरल हो।

Source: DainikBhaskar.com

Coronavirus in India: What you need to know?

Coronavirus, a new deadly virus has killed more than one hundred people in China and has infected thousands across the world. Countries like Hong Kong, Australia, Thailand, France, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Vietnam, Nepal, South Korea have reported confirmed cases of this deadly virus.

However, as of now, no confirmed cases have been detected in India. Although, few suspected cases have been put under isolation in Delhi’s Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.

This ongoing outbreak of the fatal coronavirus originated in China’s Wuhan city. The deadly virus has claimed more than a hundred lives so far.

What is Coronavirus?

The Wuhan Coronavirus which is also called as 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a family of viruses in human that can cause a range of illnesses including cough, cold, fever, breathlessness etc.

Coronavirus
Photo by Medical News Today

The name of the virus, corona, comes from its shape which looks like the outer layer of the sun’s atmosphere during a total solar eclipse.

What are the symptoms of coronavirus infection?

The common symptom of coronavirus infection includes fever, cough and breathlessness. Although the symptoms depend upon the type of infectant, some of the common signs include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Breathing trouble
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pneumonia
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea

The first case of coronavirus was detected after mysterious pneumonia cases were reported in China.

What precaution should be taken?

The basic precaution recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) includes good hygiene and staying away from infectious people.

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Cover your mouth while coughing and sneezing
  • Avoid close contact with people showing cough and cold symptoms
  • Do not eat a raw or undercooked animal product

Besides, WHO also recommends avoiding travelling to China if not essential.

Indians who are feeling unwell while in China or who have recently returned from China must promptly seek medical help.

India’s take on coronavirus outburst

The Indian government is preparing to evacuate citizens from China after the outburst of this deadly virus. The central government has also set 24×7 helpline number to attend queries about novel coronavirus.

Anyone seeking help or information can call on the national helpline no: +91-1123978046

The Airport Authority has designated twenty thermal screening options at the various airports including New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kochi and Hyderabad.

Health Ministry of India has published several guidelines for healthcare practitioners on its Disease Alert page.

Udaipur’s preparedness on Coronavirus

Udaipur’s Medical Education Department and Medical and Health Department are on alert following the suspected cases admitted in Jaipur and Madhya Pradesh.

City’s RNT Medical College has designated an isolation ward in the skin department of the hospital for any suspected patients.

Treatment for coronavirus

As of now, there is no prescribed treatment or vaccine available for coronavirus treatment. The virus has its own course and subsides on its own.

Patients who are infected with coronavirus need to be kept in isolation and must take proper rest along with the prescribed medication in order to recover effectively.

Rest, medicine and the right food are important for recovery from coronavirus.